When I tell you that I had no idea what all would transpire from this Indie Artist Tour, I mean that. As of 10 days ago, I became a recorded indie artist! That's right--you heard me correctly! Yasssssssss! With the help of my fantastic "Super Producer" and tribe member, Water Walkas, two of my spoken word pieces has been delicately laid across dope music and now streaming on ALL platforms. Plus! Get into my entire commercial! I'm blown away by this and couldn't be more grateful.
Even though I was well aware that I'm a multiple medium artist; including poet, it never crossed my mind to record it over music. Many eons ago, I wanted to read over music, but recording with music never crossed even the smallest place in my mind. Not until, Mr. "Walkas" pulled up on me.
I've said this before but, I'll say it again--I'm a 44 year old woman with a 28 year old child (you do the math) and I'm just beginning to realize what all I'm capable of. I mean, I'm literally at the start of this realization. It's incredible to learn my true essence and magic. And, I thank you all as for the very first time in my life, I KNOW my tribe. I know who they are and I'm so grateful. For the first time in my life, I have a group of humans that genuinely care about my well being (I've had several folks throughout my life that has cared for me. Individually. And, I'm so grateful for them as well!).
I, dreamt of my aunt last night. The one that passed a couple of years ago; the one that played a large role in my life. Both amazing and adversely. I remember looking over at her (in my dream) as we were in the car, she was driving (oftentimes, she did that), and I said, "I'm so grateful to start these new beginnings with you." She peered over at me, and smiled. I KNOW for the very first time in my life that my heart's desires are coming to fruition. And, what a wonderful person to lead the way. Thank you Aunt Lisa. :)
Don't ever think it's too late. It's not. I'm middle aged, graying, my skin isn't as taut as it once was. I'm not as "marketable" (per society) as I used to be, yet I'm here! I''m teary as I write this as, my life ain't been no crystal stair (excerpt taken from, "Mother to Son", Langston Hughes), but it's such an amazing time for the upswing to occur.
Happy Black History Month my beautiful kittens, I love you and may you continue to strive and have the stamina to realize your dreams.
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*Swish, scratch, swish*...went the brushes and palm swipes of seven-subtly, eager artists against their roughly-textured and prepped canvases. Resonating incredibly soothing feels, like a medium-bristled brush being lovingly and carefully raked through her hair. It gave her the chills (click to read more of the sample and purchase)...
She, steadily walked down the busy road, yet there were no appropriate sidewalks and cars were whizzing by. At any given time, there may have been a million questions/comments/thoughts/replays/intentions and words traveling along the synapses of her nerve endings, overflowing her system and blowing her mind (click to read more of the sample and purchase)...